Definition of Volcano. Meaning of Volcano. Synonyms of Volcano

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Definition of Volcano

Volcano
Volcano Vol*ca"no, n.; pl. Volcanoes. [It. volcano, vulcano, fr. L. Vulcanus Vulkan, the god of fire. See Vulkan.] (Geol.) A mountain or hill, usually more or less conical in form, from which lava, cinders, steam, sulphur gases, and the like, are ejected; -- often popularly called a burning mountain. Note: Volcanoes include many of the most conspicuous and lofty mountains of the earth, as Mt. Vesuvius in Italy (4,000 ft. high), Mt. Loa in Hawaii (14,000 ft.), Cotopaxi in South America (nearly 20,000 ft.), which are examples of active volcanoes. The crater of a volcano is usually a pit-shaped cavity, often of great size. The summit crater of Mt. Loa has a maximum length of 13,000 ft., and a depth of nearly 800 feet. Beside the chief crater, a volcano may have a number of subordinate craters.

Meaning of Volcano from wikipedia

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- A shield volcano is a type of volcano usually composed almost entirely of fluid lava flows. It is named for its low profile, resembling a warrior's shield...
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- Arenal Volcano (Spanish: Volcán Arenal) is a dormant andesitic stratovolcano in north-western Costa Rica around 90 km northwest of San José, in the province...
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- Taal Volcano (Filipino: Bulkang Taal, Spanish: Volcán Taal) is a complex volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the second most...
- collapses are known to have occurred since 1900, most recently at Bárðarbunga volcano, Iceland in 2014. The term caldera comes from Spanish caldera, and Latin...
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